A new business provides a boost to the economy of the Alleghany Highlands.
And she's no longer the first runner up -- the new Miss Virginia is crowned today.
A Franklin County shelter opens it's doors to battered women.
And a new program allows friends and family of cancer patients to relate to their pain.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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((I'M ON CLOUD NINE. I THINK THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS.))
A new factory is bringing over a hundred jobs to the area.
A Massachusetts company that makes parts for air conditioners is making headlines in the Alleghany Highlands.
A group of business and political leaders announced today that L-M-K Industries is building a new factory in Clifton Forge.
The factory will bring 125 new jobs to the region -- jobs that pay between 10 and 14-dollars an hour.
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[IN Q=this project]
((GLYNN LOOPE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: THIS PROJECT COMES AT A TIME WHEN WE'VE LOST 282 JOBS IN THE LAST MONTH. IT TOOK FIVE YEARS TO CREATE 700 JOBS, WHICH JUST MEANS IT'S A LOT EASIER TO LOSE THEM THAN CREATE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Economic Development Authority;]
[OUT Q=create them]
Developers put together a 2-million dollar incentive package to lure the new business.
People who worked on the deal said that package is a big reason why L-K-M picked the Alleghany Highlands out of 30-possible communities.
[SOT 2:53:39 tc]
[IN Q=BY TAKING]
((STATE SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: BY TAKING THAT TYPE OF INCENTIVE PACKAGE, IT DOESN'T STRAIN STATE RESOURCES, IT DOESN'T STRAIN FEDERAL RESOURCES, IT DOESN'T STRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES. BUT BY COMBINING THEM TOGETHER, YOU END UP CREATING AN INCENTIVE PACKAGE THAT HARDLY ANYONE CAN SAY NO TO.))
[OUT Q=SAY NO TO]
The factory is scheduled to open next spring in the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
An athletic clothing manufacturer with sewing plants in several Virginia towns is cutting 90-jobs company-wide.
Pluma Incorporated notified employees about the layoffs earlier this week.
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The job cuts are just one effort the North Carolina-based company is making to save more than 2-million dollars annually.
Most of the people affected were clerical workers and managers.
Pluma has its Virginia plants in Martinsville, Rocky Mount, Chatham, Alta Vista and Vesta.
The White House and congressional negotiators have struck a budget deal needed to keep much of the government running.
The two sides reportedly reached an agreement on the 500 billion DOLLAR budget package by compromising on the major issues of education and agriculture.
Both parties are claiming victory.
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[IN Q=The culmination]
((SEN. TRENT LOTT/REP. MAJORITY LEADER: THE CULMINATION OF THIS LEGISLATION...A PHENOMINAL SUCCESS.JUST THINK WE DIDN'T EVEN START THIS WEEK UNTIL AFTER THE WHOLE BUDGET YEAR WAS OVER...INSTEAD OF JUST FOR EIGHT DAYS.))
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[OUT Q=eight days]
Lawmakers have been under pressure to reach a deal so they can go home to campaign for the November 3rd midterm elections.
A Grayson County judge is proceeding with plans to prosecute capital murder suspect Emmett Cressell, Junior locally.
Cressell's attorneys today asked Circuit Judge Colin (Cah-lynn) Campbell to move the trial out of Grayson County because of extensive media publicity.
Judge Campbell took the motion under advisement.
He says if he's NOT able to seat a local jury then he'll consider granting Cressell's request.
Jury selection is set to begin October 28th.
[(toss to R)]
(toss to Patrick)
Time now for a check on weather -- Patrick Evans[tease#1]
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John Glenn prepares for his long awaited return to space. We'll have that story in a moment.
but first we'll tell you why some unstable rock has left the smart highway on the side of the road.
Concern over possible rock slides has put the brakes on the first phase of the so called "Smart Highway".
Project supporters had hoped to have the initial phase of the project complete next month.
But completion of the one- point- seven mile test bed has been pushed back a year.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says a cut through mountainous terrain southeast of Blacksburg has left unstable rock on both sides of the road which could cause rock slides.
Problems at one Roanoke hospital have created challenges for another.
Eleven days after fire cut power to much of Carilion Community, Roanoke Memorial is still working hard to pick up the slack.
The emergency room at R- M- H is one of the places where employees of both hospitals are working side- by- side.
Conditions have been crowded at times, but planning has paid off, and patients are receiving the care they require.
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((CAROLYN WEBSTER/EMERGENCY DEPT. DIRECTOR: ACUTALLY IT WASN'T AS MUCH OF A CHALLENGE AS WE THOUGHT. WE SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS COMING UP WITH THE SAME POLICIES, SAME PROCEDURES, SAME CHARTS AND WE'VE ACTUALLY CROSS-TRAINED OUR NURSES IN BOTH FACILITIES, AND SO IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF MOVING TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND PROVIDING THE SAME CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Webster/Emergency Dept. Director;]
[OUT Q=providing the same care.]
Food Service workers have also had their hands full, preparing meals for both hospitals and transporting food from one to the other.
Despite some hectic moments, the combined staff is getting the job done.
Two years after Hurricane Fran devasted a Danville neighborhood, residents are finally getting federal relief money.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 700-thousand dollar grant to help people on Water Street.
More than 25-homes there were flooded during Fran in 1996.
The grant money will be used to buyout or relocate property owners who applied for assistance.
The Department of Commerse has also approved a grant providing money to replace damaged water lines and build a retaining wall.
With two weeks left before his return to space, Senator John Glenn says he's ready to go.
Glenn and the rest of the astronauts faced the media today for the final time before their mission on space shuttle Discovery.
Liz Gonzalez reports.
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[SUPER=01-Pedro Duque/Astronaut; :44]
[OUT Q=CBS News New York]
IN A FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE DISCOVERY'S LAUNCH IN TWO WEEKS,
SENATOR JOHN GLENN APPEARED TO BE IN VERY GOOD HUMOR AS HE EXPLAINED HIS
ROLE ON HIS SECOND TRIP INTO SPACE.
SOT/SEN. JOHN GLENN, SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT
15:05:32 I DON'T LOOK AT BEING A GUINEA BIG AS BAD, BUT VERY, VERY GOOD.
GLENN WILL BE REPEATEDLY EXAMINED ON BOARD THE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY FOR
STUDIES CONDUCTED ON SPACE AND AGING.
SOT/JOHN GLENN, 14:56:46 HE COMES AT ME WITH A NEEDLE SO MANY TIMES I
REFERED TO HIM AS IGOR, YOU CAN FLOAT BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE ON BOARD.
THE SHUTTLE IS CARRYING MORE THAN 80 PAYLOADS INTO SPACE. PEDRO DUQUE,
THE ONLY EUROPEAN ON BOARD EXPLAINED EXACTLY WHAT THAT MEANS.
SOT/PEDRO DUQUE, ASTRONAUT FROM SPAIN, 14:33:34 YOU LOAD THE SHUTTLE
WITH SOMETHING THAT SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR IT TO FLY INTO SPACE.
THEY ARE MORE THAN 80 SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS, NOT ONLY ON AGING, BUT ON
BIOLOGY, SOLAR HEAT, BALANCE AND GRAVITY.
SOT/CHIAKI MUKAI, JAPANESE ASTRONAUT, 14:49:30 EVEN IF YOU PUT THE PLANT
LIKE THIS, THE ROOT KNOWS IT HAS TO GO DOWN HERE.
GLENN STRESSED ONCE AGAIN THE SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE OF ALL OF THESE
SOT/JOHN GLENN, 14:55:14- ALL OF THIS HAS APPLICATIONS TO YOU AT HOME
AND EVERYONE WATCHING ON TV...
ASKED WHETHER AT 77 YEARS OLD HIS BODY COULD TAKE THE PHYSICAL STRESS
OF THE MISSION, HE HAD ONLY ONE ANSWER.
SOT/JOHN GLENN, 15:07:28, YES!(LAUGHTER)
LIZ GONZALEZ FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
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Halloween is just around the corner. And if you have a pumpkin that is just begging to be turned into a Jack O'Lantern, we have just the cut up for you.
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Yesterday, we visited a haunted house-- today, Andrew Freiden is a little less scary.
He is at Johnson's Orchards in Bedford County, where the talk of pumpkins is pushing apples to the back burner for a while.
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Tonight's the home opener for the Roanoke Express. Coming up in Sports, Steve Mason will have a live report.
and on Health Check, we'll see how doctors are using modern technology to help families understand just what cancer patients are going through.
A spacious new shelter in Franklin County is designed to help abused women and children, but counselors say the next generation may need less room.
There are 24 beds in the new Franklin County shelter, and some are still available.
Social service agencies will be in and out to help residents with counseling, career opportunities and financial planning.
But they say just having a cozy place to call home will help healing.
[IN Q=You've sort]
((JEAN ODACHOWSKI/INFANT PARENT PROGRAM: YOU'VE SORT OF BEEN ROOTED AWAY FROM ALL YOU KNOW TO BE FAMILIAR. THIS IS A VERY COMFORTABLE PLACE, A VERY WARM AND CARING PLACE, AND CHILDREN REALLY NEED THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Odachowski/Infant Parent Program;]
[OUT Q=really need that]
Previous residents have returned to volunteer in this shelter.
The director says Franklin County now has enough shelter space for the next 20 years.
[IN Q=The children]
((CYNTHIA TREADWAY/SHELTER DIRECTOR: THE CHILDREN THAT ARE IN SCHOOL ARE BEING EDUCATED AND ARE LEARNING THE CORRECT WAY: HOW TO STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES AND THE WAY HOME LIFE SHOULD BE AND HOPEFULLY THIS CYCLE WILL BE BROKEN.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Treadway/Shelter Director;]
[OUT Q=will be broken]
The first Franklin County shelter, located next door, will be converted for homeless families.
Fighting cancer can take an enormous toll on a patient.
Most people know about some of the typical signs of the disease such as hair and weight loss.
But one of the most debilitation factors is fatigue, and patients say anyone who hasn't experienced this cannot understand it.
But a new program may be able to give friends and family members a better idea of how exhausting the treatments are.
Dawn Stensland has more.
[SUPER=01-Shelly Johnson/Cancer Patient; :34]
[SUPER=01-Kyra Whitmer/Nurse; 1:15 quick]
it's time for our two minute ticker. Hockey is the talk of the town tonight as the Express opens the 1998-99 season.
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Steve mason is at the Roanoke Civic center with a pre game report Steve..
Thank you Tonya, good afternoon everyone. Our ticker today is center ice with the Express. We are under two hours away from Roanoke's season opening face off against, arch rival Hampton Roads. The Admirals ended the Express season last year in the playoffs.
But the Express must deal with the present challenges. tops on the list, the goalie situation. Express coach Scott Gordon told me about two hours ago that Rob Murdock will start in net for Roanoke. He played college hockey last year and was cut by Huntington this pre season.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Injured Express Goalie; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Defenseman; :40]
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[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express First Year Head Coach; 1:21]
[OUT Q=....very pleased with that"]
((A new goalie isn't the only new thing fans will witness tonight. Round House crews have been welding new handicap railings to make seating easier.
A new jacuzzi courtesy of new general manager Tony Mancuso in the Express locker room has been installed that will hopefully help players forget about the mental and physical strains of the game a little quicker.
After a hot bath, a nice relaxing nap on the new couches is in order. The added comforts won't directly produce wins, but it sure helps.
There is one other first for the Express worth noting. For the first time in the Franchise's history, a player has made it to the NHL. Dave Moose Morissette has made the Montreal canadiens roster. Back on October ___1993, Moose scored the Express first ever goal in a 5-4 win over South carolina.
Fomrer Quebec Nordique and now Express coach Scott Gordon will try and match wit witht another coach witht an NHL back ground, Hamton Roads John Brophy.))
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One other note, fans might want to get here before 7pm. Before the puck drops, the Express will unveil the 1997 Northeast Division championship banner from the rafters here at the Round House.
Game time is 7 pm. Mopre on the Express at 6, along with Mike Stevens, have a great day everybody.
Miss America came home to Virginia to celebrate her success in Atlantic City...
and to crown her successor, the new Miss Virginia.
Nita Booth was the first runner up in this year's pageant.
The 19-year old Hampton University student assumes the title from Nicole Johnson.
Booth says it's an honor to become the first African American woman crowned Miss Virginia.
[IN Q=But my focus]
((BUT MY FOCUS IS NOT NECESSARILY BEING THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN. BUT BEING THE REST REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS STATE I CAN BE.))
((AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I'M SAD TODAY, BECAUSE I KIND OF FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO GIVE UP BEING MISS VIRGINIA. I DON'T REALLY WANT TO. HA HA. EVEN THOUGH IT'S INCREDIBLE TO BE MISS AMERICA, I'M A LITTLE SAD.))
[SUPER=01-Nita Booth/Miss Virginia]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss America]
[OUT Q=a little sad.]
They're planning a parade in downtown Roanoke tomorrow- -as a homecoming celebration in honor of the second Miss Virginia in pageant history to become Miss America.